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We have quite a few traditions in our home when it comes to the holidays. One tradition is Santa visiting on his fire engine. It’s very exciting! We live in a very small town, and every year Santa visits every kid in every neighborhood in our town with the firefighters. They drive him around on the big red fire truck complete with lights and siren. Everyone runs outside to wait for Santa. He gets off the fire truck every few houses and visits each kid, talks to them, and gives them each a candy cane.
We also don’t top our tree with an angel or a star. We use a beat up old trumpet. The first Christmas we had together, we wanted a new tradition that was just for our family. My husband had bought up a beat up old trumpet at a garage sale. We didn’t have a tree topper, and we didn’t want to spend the money on one. So, my husband went to the closet and pulled out that old trumpet, and he stuck it up there. Ever since then, it’s a tradition that the last decoration on the tree is the trumpet by my husband.
Our favorite holiday tradition is baking together. My kids love helping me bake. Every year, we make tons of baked goodies for their teachers, friends, and my husband’s coworkers. We also always bake something yummy for Santa to enjoy while he’s leaving gifts.
Each year I come up with something new. This year it’s Brownie Stuffed Crescent Rolls. One of these fresh out of the oven is just melt-in-your-mouth heavenly.
I use Pillsbury Big & Flaky Crescent Rolls and Betty Crocker brownie box mixes. I usually look for the gooiest brownie box mix I can find. This time I used Betty Crocker Delights Supreme Original Brownie Mix. It has chocolate syrup you add to the batter, and they come out perfect!
Make the brownies up ahead of time, let them cool completely, and then cut them into 1 x 2 inch pieces. I actually make these up 2-3 days ahead of time and then cut them when I’m ready.
Next, unroll the crescent rolls onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Add a piece of brownie to each crescent roll and then just roll it up as usual.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Then, melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and drizzle over the top of each one.
- 1 can of Pillsbury Big & Flaky Crescent Rolls
- 1 box Betty Crocker brownie mix
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Prepare the brownies according to package and allow them to cool completely.
- Cut 8 pieces of brownies into 1 x 2 inch pieces.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper down on a cookie sheet and unroll the crescent rolls.
- Place a brownie piece at the center of the top and roll like you usually would for a crescent roll. Do this for all 8 crescent rolls.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and then transfer to a zipper baggie.
- Snip the tiniest edge off the corner and drizzle the chocolate over each crescent roll.
- Cool for just a couple of minutes before serving.
- Keep leftovers in a covered container. Reheat for 10 seconds.
These are best served warm, but if you have leftovers, just pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds, and they taste like they just came out of the oven. So darn good! And…Santa is gonna love these!
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